The much-anticipated high-voltage clash between the arch-nemesis India and Pakistan made it to the top of the headlines of the cricketing world. Both teams produced high-quality cricket in the second match of the Asia Cup 2022. Eventually, the men in blue managed to outplay Babar & co and registered a win by five wickets to gain the top position in the Group A of the tournament.
Other than the thrilling action of the match, it made into the news because of another reason. After the conclusion of the match between India and Pakistan, the cricket’s governing body imposed a fine on both teams for taking more than the required time to bowl the 20 overs in both innings.
This decision from the apex council of cricket gave a chance to fans for showing their creative minds on the microblogging site Twitter. They took no time to mock the GDP of Pakistan when it was about to pay the fine imposed by cricket’s governing body.
Here’s how fans reacted after the imposition of a fine on Pakistan:
Indian team have been fined 13.20 Lakhs (INR) and Pakistani team have been fined 5.92 Lakhs (INR) for maintaining slow overrate in Asia Cup 2022.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) August 31, 2022
Pak gdp in danger https://t.co/WtIcpIQuaa
— Liam living🪨 (@liam_jindastone) August 31, 2022
Itna paisa hai pakistan me . Oh sorry china se manga hoga 😂 https://t.co/PHeeJzd6pc
— Soumyadip Dutta🇮🇳💙 (@SoumyaTweets6) August 31, 2022
— Delhi Capitals Fan (@pantiyerfc) August 31, 2022
— Chinmay Menaria (@MenariaChinmay) August 31, 2022
— Chacha Chaudhary (@ChaudharyUncle) August 31, 2022
China will make the payment? https://t.co/0dfsINETt3
— Alpesh Patel (@alpeshtwitting) August 31, 2022
Garibi ka khyal rkha gya hai isme bhi 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/F7sIQpkExz
— Jindadil😊 (@Ugamrathore11) August 31, 2022
Criteria- Jitni aukat utna fine https://t.co/ZNXFpqN6s3
— SAGO (@SAGO_istic) August 31, 2022
Namak swaad anusaar aur fine aukat anusaar.. https://t.co/1AkYLBLIAp
— ROCKET (@r0cket_science) August 31, 2022
Both teams were fined the same amount by cricket’s governing body
Speaking of the match, then it provided the audience with some high-quality performances including the all-around amazeballs from Hardik Pandya to Naseem Shah’s fiery spell that impressed all the experts and the fans who were watching the match. The match was a roller coaster ride for both the teams from start to the conclusion.
Now coming back to the procedure of the imposition of the fine on both the teams for slow over-rate, then both India and Pakistan failed to bowl all the overs in the allotted time. As a result of it, they had to bring an extra fielder within the radius of a 30-yard circle.
Basically, it was the penalty that cricket’s governing body imposed on both the teams within the premises of the match, but other than this, cricket’s governing body also fined both the teams 40 percent of their match fees as they maintained the slow over-rate in their first match of the tournament.
The apex council of cricket said in a press release that:
“In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offenses, players are fined 20 percent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.”